TSUKI KAGE is literally "Moon" and "Shadow", the last meant as reflection or mirror. The name evokes the image of the reflection of the moon on a quiet stretch of water. Such a condition of imperturbability is possible only if the water is perfectly calm. In the Martial Art feeling, this concept expresses the continuous personal research, through the constant practice, to the achievement of a condition of inner calm for the control of any situation with a clear mind.
The activities of the dojo concern the practice of Aikidō and the study of the parallel martial arts related to the use of the traditional Japanese weapons, particularly the medium staff (Jō) and the sword (Ken), which their Martial Ways developed from.
Classes of Aikidō (Shumeikai Italia), Jōdō (Shintō Musō Ryu), Iaidō (Musō Shinden Ryu) and periodical meetings of Shodō are held.
Classes are held from September to July at Centro Yoshitaka, via O. Galante 25 in Padova.
For any information and class schedule, please follow the link 'Schedule and Contacts'.
Doka # 88
Do not stare into the eyes of your opponent: he may mesmerize you. Do not fix your gaze on his sword: he may intimidate you. Do not focus on your opponent at all: he may absorb your energy. The essence of training is to bring your opponent completely into your sphere. Then you can stand where you like.
Ōsensei Morihei Ueshiba
(Poems of the Way)